Chocolate-Peppermint Refrigerator Cookies


1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup butter or margarine -- softened
1 egg
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1 tbsp milk
1/4 cup finely crushed hard peppermint candy


Beat powdered sugar, butter and egg in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour and salt. Divide dough in half. Stir cocoa and milk into one half and peppermint candy into other half.

Roll or pat chocolate dough into rectangle, 12 × 6 1/2 inches, on waxed paper. Shape peppermint dough into roll, 12 inches long; place on chocolate dough. Wrap chocolate dough around peppermint dough, using waxed paper to help lift. Press edges together. Wrap and refrigerate about 2 hours or until firm.

Heat oven to 375ยบ. Cut roll into 1/4-inch slices. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Remove from cookie sheet to a wire rack to cool.

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